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Poland names home team for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020


Host nation Poland will field a team of eight athletes for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October.

Recently crowned national 10,000m champions Krystian Zalewski and Katarzyna Jankowska feature on the squad, alongside Polish half marathon champions Angelika Mach and Adam Nowciki.

Zalewski has represented Poland at four senior World Championships on the track, reaching the steeplechase final in 2015, and has lined up at three editions of the World Cross Country Championships, but this will be the first time he has competed on the roads at a global championships.

The 2014 European steeplechase silver medallist has a half marathon PB of 1:02:34, set in Gdynia last year.

Izabela Paszkiewicz is the fastest woman on the team. The 32-year-old, who finished 23rd in the marathon at the 2017 World Championships, set her half marathon best of 1:11:09 in Seville earlier this year.

Polish team for Gdynia

Men: Adam Glogowski, Damian Kabat, Adam Nowicki, Krystian Zalewski

Women: Katarzyna Jankowska, Aleksandra Lisowska, Angelika Mach, Izabela Paszkiewicz